There’s never a “good time.” There will always be a reason to stop you from buying that plane ticket. A feeling that tells you it probably isn’t the right time. There will always be something going on in your life. So why not just make this the perfect time?
Obviously, I’m not saying to miss big events like the birth of your best friend’s baby (Hi. I’m looking at all 4 of you moms-to-be right now…) or, in my case, the week before Christmas when all my clients need their hair done, but know that everything else can be adjusted and worked around.
Work deadline? Finish early. The hours I work before and after a vacation are insane, but I put in those consecutive 14-hour days because I appreciate my clients for always working with me.
Birthday dinner? Celebrate before…
Paper due in college? Drop out. That’s why I didn’t go to school. Please don’t actually drop out.
I’ve definitely had to trade in some special moments for adventures over the last few years, and it is hard to not be there in that moment with everyone, but how great is technology that we can still be connected? Your friends will understand, or at least I hope they do as I write this…
Because this is your time. Your life. These are your special moments, and, now that we’ve agreed that you have the time, don’t let them go because of all the “what ifs.”
Take that chance. Fly halfway across the world with a girl you’d only spoken a few words to. I did… (Read more about that here.)
“What if you get there and don’t get along?”
Okay, but what if you get there and it’s amazing? (Plot twist: It was.)
So if you’re waiting for a big lit-up sign to tell you that now is the time, well, here I am telling you to hit “buy.”
“Omg, I want to go there…”